Lymph drainage therapy was developed by Bruno Chikly. Lymph drainage therapy can be defined as a hands-on method of the lymphatic drainage. The therapy is based on the traditional lymph drainage techniques advanced with the latest scientific discoveries. Lymph drainage therapy can help the doctor define the specific quality, depth, direction and rhythm of lymph flow in any part of the body. Lymph drainage therapy uses distinctive manual processes and anatomical science. Doctors can also use their hands to perform vessel manual lymph mapping in order to assess the overall circulation as well as to define the best ways to drain body-fluid stagnations.
While performing the therapy the practitioner uses flat hands and all the fingers producing gentle and wave-like movements. The movements are able to stimulate the circulation of lymph and interstitial fluid. The therapy is also able to activate the functioning of the nervous and immune system. The results of the therapy can be really amazing, for example, it reduces edemas and lymphedemas of different origins, detoxifies the body, regenerates tissues, such as wrinkles, wounds and burns. The therapy produces an anti-aging effect. It relieves numerous subacute and chronic inflammations, including otitis, bronchitis and sinusitis. The procedure is good at relieving chronic pains, reducing the symptoms of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. It is able to produce antispastic actions aimed at relieving condition such as constipation and muscle hypertonus. The therapy gives deep relaxation which aids insomnia, loss of memory, loss of vitality and stress. It provides alleviation of cellulite tissue and adiposis.
While reviewing lymph drainage practice, it is necessary to mention the so-called manual lymph drainage therapy. It is able to increase lymphocytes and the lymph flow significantly. The therapy can be described as a very effective, painless and non-invasive therapy for such a condition as lymphedema and the relative conditions. The therapy has been used for decades in different European countries and is gaining more currency in the United States.
Studies show that the therapy is able to absorb toxins, help the body in deep cleansing, stimulate the work of the immune system and circulation of fluid, absorb the molecules of fat, activate antispasmodic activity and induce the deep relaxation.
The human lymphatic system as well as the circulatory system, possesses vessels, but it does not possess the pump. As for the circulatory system, it has the heart.
Lymph is the clear fluid which is collected in the lymphatic vessels and filtered by lymph nodes. In order to clean lymph, it is necessary to pump the lymphatic system manually. When the person has an active lifestyle, the system is able to clean itself.
But when we are sick, we are prescribed to drink a lot of water and to have a lot of rest. The disadvantage of staying in bed is that we do not move and the lymph is not removed as well.